April 1st in Warsaw, Poland

a traditional Easter cake creation by my older daughter
April 1st in Warsaw, Poland

and a snowman we made today with my younger girl in front of the house. feels like Christmas and we would be expecting Santa any moment (and it ain't no April Fool's joke)
April 1st in Warsaw, Poland
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Re: April 1st in Warsaw, Poland
04/02/2013 - 01:43
A happy father you are!
Happiest of them all ;-) (nt)
04/02/2013 - 15:53
Beautiful Cake! But where is the snowman's watch?
04/02/2013 - 04:14
Santa was stingy last Christmas, Tim or was I a bad boy?
04/02/2013 - 15:53
No new watches on this side of the pondcrying And so many I would like to have...
Radek, I do not know if I ever told you this, but I used to
04/02/2013 - 10:07
live in Warsaw for five years (from 2000-2004), and each time I see pictures of the place, I get 'homesick'.  I have lived (either studied or worked) in different parts of the world, but have never loved a place as much as Warsaw, even in winters. Please share more pictures.
Wow, had no idea. What part of town did you live in? (nt)
04/02/2013 - 15:49
First at ul. Pulawska, near Morskie Oko Park for about two
04/03/2013 - 09:51
and a half years, and then at Zoliborz (near Plac Wilsona) for a year and a half.  Both wonderful locations, especially Zoliborz. Awesome view. Especially in the summer.
We were practically neighbors as I live in Mokotow too in the vicinity
04/03/2013 - 10:07
Of Morskie Oko. My place is closer to ul. Sobieskiego though. When you speak so fondly of Warsaw what do you have in mind exactly? I always wonder if I am not missing something here???
I am familiar with ul. Sobieskiego, I have passed it
04/03/2013 - 14:54
several times.  I used to hang out a lot at Europlex / Silver Screen when i lived in Pulawska. I was 23 when I moved to Warsaw. I worked for British American Tobacco for a year, and then began my own business.  I think Warsaw grows on you. People generally have a negative prejudice against Warsaw - it is always compared to Prague and Budapest, and is seen as the more uglier of the three.  I have been to Prague, and found it hugely overated. Warsaw is a decent clean place, lots of greenery, great people (though I find it is losing a bit of warmth, maybe due to influx of EU money), and the most amazing nightlife I have seen till today. It grew on me. I made some great friends, and whichever expat I know had to leave Warsaw, was very very sad about it. But, I am not surprised at your reaction. Poles typically have a negative image of Warsaw and Poland, and have an awful habit of always wanting to use Germany as a benchmark / comparision. I find Warsaw and Poland in general to have tons of character. I have travelled a lot across Poland (usually by train), and I have loved it.  If I get a chance to live and work again in Warsaw, I will take it in a heartbeat.
Good to hear great things about your hometown from an expat's....
04/04/2013 - 01:17
perspective. People have changed overtime, brother. There are some decent ones left (yours truly among them) but in all honesty money has spoiled this city big time :-(
Re: Good to hear great things about your hometown from an expat's....
04/04/2013 - 09:40
My wife and I felt this when we visited Warsaw in summer of 2009, as well as October 2011.  Money always does that...but at some level, Poland deserves to be spoilt, given your brutal history during WW2.  My family has done business with Poland since the ealy 1950's, so for me the place will always be a second home.  I can share countless stories with you...but on persnal email.  You must be the first Polish person I have come across who loves watches...
saw on the news that there was more snow yesterday in Poland than in
04/02/2013 - 11:16
Dec! That cake looks tastyheart and a very original banana nosed snowman cheeky
Thanks buddy!
04/02/2013 - 15:47
As far as the weather goes it is pretty unusual for this time of year but such is the fickle nature of springwink The cake was delicious and snowman's eyes and mouth were made out of potatoes, its buttons were chocolate eggssurprise 
Lovely Cake and Snowman
04/02/2013 - 13:06
Spring has been late in arriving here in NYC as well, but thankfully we have not had any snow for a few weeks.
Thanks, Mike. I can't really recall a winter lasting this long here
04/02/2013 - 15:51
especially it wasn't a severe one as far as temperatures are concerned. Normally we would've enjoyed nice spring weather by now.
Wonderful, Radek.
04/02/2013 - 17:25
Two talented daughters! Chocolate cake...I had to stop myself from licking the screen (LOL). And a great snowman with a frozen banana for a nose..great idea! Most of the snow is finally gone here although these last few days have been below zero. all the best, Joseph
Trying to stay warm and creative down here...
04/02/2013 - 21:29
for another week I hope (at least that is what the weather forecast says). cake was delicious, traditional Easter pastry called 'Mazurek'yes
It's been our coldest March for years...
04/02/2013 - 17:42
Radek, it's good to see the results of some hard workwink... Similar to yourself, we've been suffering from snow and extremely cold winds. We spent the Easter holiday trying to keep warm!! The snowman looks fit for purposeyes and that cake very tempting - bet there isn't any left? Here's to better weather ahead! Regards Tony
Please PM me with your home address, Tony...
04/02/2013 - 21:32
I am sending a home-made Easter cake your way next yearsmiley 
Radek, It reminds me of that ole song...
04/04/2013 - 22:00
"If I knew you were comin' I'd have baked a cake!" cheeky Have emailed you as requested.heart Best wishes Tony
Love it!
04/02/2013 - 18:36
Those of us who live up north should have fun with winter or be unhappy for half of the year!  Thanks for sharing such a wonderful family moment Radek heart
thanks for your kind words and...
04/02/2013 - 21:21
for sharing this wonderful picture of the log cabin buried in the deep winter snow, Dean. Simply beautiful. My girls are off school this week and they just took off to Rome to see their new-born cousinsmiley